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Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, AAAA Flame Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Indian Laurel Fingerboard, and Two Humbucking Pickups - Lazarus
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Joe Bonamassa is renowned for his virtuosic blues-rock guitar vocabulary. That said, his massive collection of vintage guitars is as famous as his incendiary playing — he's all about rare and interesting axes. The Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard pays tribute to one of Joe's rarer finds: a 1959 Les Paul Standard. The original instrument was meticulously restored from an unplayable state, armed with top-of-the-line components, and stripped of its candy apple red finish to reveal a stunning figured maple top. This loving re-creation includes all the period-correct details you'd expect, such as single-ply binding, pearloid trapezoid inlays, Tulip tuning keys, and nickel hardware, along with custom mods spec'd by Joe, including Gibson BurstBucker pickups, updated electronics with Mallory caps and CTS pots, and a Graph Tech nut. And, of course, the Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard includes a AAAA flame maple veneer top that echoes the look of the stunning solidbody electric guitar that inspired it. The Limited Edition Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard comes with a vintage-style hardshell case adorned with Joe's "Nerdville, CA" artwork and a certificate of authenticity.

A historic axe — resurrected

Joe Bonamassa's epic collection of guitars and amps has become almost as famous as Joe himself. Suffice it to say, the man knows his vintage axes. So, it's significant that he chose his refurbished 1959 Les Paul Standard to share with his legions of fans and vintage guitar enthusiasts. When Joe found this axe, it had seen better days. Not only was it in an unplayable state, but it had also been painted candy apple red. Despite its unremarkable condition, Joe saw this Les Paul for what it was, and after a component overhaul and massive refinishing, gave it a new lease on life. Epiphone's Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard is a miraculous re-creation of this resurrected classic, packed with premium Gibson humbuckers and top-notch electronics, a AAAA flame maple top, and a knockout aged gloss finish with nickel hardware. This classy six-string is made to shine onstage!

Gibson BurstBuckers deliver rock-solid tone

There's a reason Joe Bonamassa keeps coming back to the tried-and-true combo of premium humbucking pickups. With a BurstBucker 3 in the bridge position and BurstBucker 2s in the neck and middle positions, the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard is as close to a vintage Les Paul as it gets. Specially engineered for authentic PAF tone, these humbuckers go from dark and intense to smokin' hot, delivering the classic bark and bite that rockers and blues guitarists have sought for decades.

You can't go wrong with this classic axe 

The rich and smoky sound of the Les Paul has defined rock for decades. If you long for the epic sound of classic humbuckers and resonant mahogany, then you just can't beat the Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard. This iconic solidbody electric guitar defines the essence of modern rock. The flame maple top, aged gloss finish, nickel hardware, trapezoid inlays, and single-ply binding give this instrument an elegant look. If you want a true modern classic, then pick up a Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul.

What Epiphone Says...

When blues-rock guitar legend Joe Bonamassa found "Lazarus," a rare 1959 Gibson Les Paul™ Standard, it was in poor condition and had been refinished red. Like the Biblical Lazarus, Joe's original guitar was brought back to life. Once it was restored, its stunningly figured top was revealed. Now Joe Bonamassa is once again collaborating with Epiphone, this time on a guitar inspired by his Gibson™ "Lazarus" 1959 Les Paul Standard. Featuring a one-piece mahogany neck, a mahogany body with a maple cap, topped with a wide-grain AAAA flame maple veneer, it's outfitted with Gibson BurstBucker™ pickups and 50s style wiring with CTS® potentiometers and Mallory™ capacitors. It comes in a vintage-style case with Bonamassa graphics. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included.

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Faithful reproduction of Joe Bonamassa's restored 1959 Les Paul Standard
  • Weighty mahogany body delivers the fundamental Les Paul sound
  • Stunning AAAA flame maple veneer top ensures a head-turning look
  • BurstBucker humbucking pickups let you tap into timeless PAF tone
  • Comfortable, hand-filling '50s profile mahogany neck
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and historic Epiphone tuning machines offer rock-solid tuning stability
  • Bonamassa-spec'd electronics with premium Mallory caps and CTS pots
  • Vintage-style hardshell case with Joe's "Nerdville, CA" artwork and certificate of authenticity are included

          Body Type Solidbody
          Body Shape Les Paul
          Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
          Number of Strings 6
          Top Carved Hard Maple Cap with AAA Figured Maple Veneer
          Body Material Mahogany
          Body Finish Aged Gloss
          Color Lazarus
          Neck Shape 50s Rounded Medium C
          Fingerboard Radius
          304.8mm / 12"
          Fingerboard Material
          Indian Laurel
          Fingerboard Inlay
          Pearloid Trapezoid
          Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
          Scale Length 629.0mm / 24.763"
          Nut Width 43.0mm / 1.692"
          Nut Material Graph Tech® NuBone®
          Glued in, Long Tenon
          Hardware Finish
          Epiphone Deluxe with Vintage Tulip Keys
          Control Knobs
          Gold Top Hat with dial pointers
          Pickup Covers
          Epiphone LockTone™ ABR-1
          Epiphone LockTone™ Stop Bar
          Pickguard/Control Covers
          Cream /  Black; PVC
          Neck Pickup
          Gibson BurstBucker™ 2
          Bridge Pickup
          Gibson BurstBucker™ 3
          2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS® pots, Mallory capacitors, 50s era wiring, 3-way Switchcraft® toggle
          Strings Gibson, .010-.046
          Case Included Vintage-Style with "BONAMASSA Nerdville, CA" Graphic
          Manufacturer Part Number
          EIGCJB59LZ NH3